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GED® Classes

Green River offers General Education Development (GED®) preparation classes to help students successfully pass the GED® exam that includes five tests: language arts-writing, language arts-reading, social studies, science, and mathematics.

GED® preparation classes are available for students who are 16 years of age or older. Students under the age of 19 will need a signed Request for Approval to Test General Educational Development (GED®) Certificate in order to attend GED® preparation classes and take the GED® exam.

For additional information regarding GED® preparation classes, please contact the Green River Basic Skills office at (253) 833-9111, ext 2315.

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Steps to Enroll

  1. Sign up for a WorkFirst (TANF) Orientation by callingl (253) 833-9111, ext. 2211.
  2. Apply for admissions at the Zgolinski Welcome Center (ZWC) by calling (253) 833-9111, ext. 6000.
    • Students under the age of 19 cannot apply on online.
  3. Take the ABE CASAS Assessment In the Basic Skills Office, RLC-125 - (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
    • Please call the Green River Basic Skills Office for ABE CASAS Assessment dates and times.
      Phone: (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
    • The CASAS takes 2.5 hours.
  4. Register for Basic Education or GED® classes at the Basic Skills Office in RLC-125- (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
    • Please call the Green River Basic Skills Office for registration dates and times. Phone: (253) 833-9111, ext. 2315.
  5. Go to Workforce Education Office, CH-303 - (253) 833-9111, ext. 2211. Once you are registered for class, go to the Workforce Education Office in CH-303 or call the office and request a tuition hold. A tuition hold needs to be placed the same day you register for class otherwise you will be dropped from the class. After placing the hold we will contact your DSHS case manager and update your IRP. Once the IRP is updated we can pay the GED® tuition fee.
  6. Request GED® Testing voucher: When you are ready to take the GED® tests, contact the WorkFirst Coordinator in the Workforce Education Office (CH-303) to request a voucher to pay for the testing. You can  pick up the voucher and then proceed to the Assessment and Testing Center (ZWC-114) to take the test. If you are NOT enrolled in a GRCC GED® class at the time of the request, contact your DSHS case manager to obtain a voucher.